Program Name: Homeowner Assistance Fund Home Repair (HAFHR) Program
Organization: Illinois Housing Development Authority
Address: 111 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 1000

Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: 312-836-5200
Fax:
TDD:
Email: HAFrepair@ihda.org
Website: https://www.ihda.org/my-community/revitalization-programs/#toggle-id-1
Application Deadline: April, 2025
Program Start Date:
Program End Date:
Application Guidelines:
Eligible applicants for HAFHR must be nonprofit and/or governmental entities with demonstrated experience in owner-occupied home repair, including, but not limited to, marketing the program, qualifying, and selecting homeowners, maintaining a waitlist, preparing scope of work and cost estimates, managing bids, repair work oversight, performing onsite inspections, grant management and payouts, and reporting according to federal and state standards.
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program
The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) is pleased to announce $25 million in funding for the Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund Home Repair Program (HAFHR) to allow eligible homeowners the ability to address home maintenance needs that were delayed and exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Year Program Established: 2023
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
Eligible applicants for HAFHR must be nonprofit and/or governmental entities with demonstrated experience in owner-occupied home repair, including, but not limited to, marketing the program, qualifying, and selecting homeowners, maintaining a waitlist, preparing scope of work and cost estimates, managing bids, repair work oversight, performing onsite inspections, grant management and payouts, and reporting according to federal and state standards.
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:

HAFHR will award grants ranging from $1 million to $5 million to nonprofits and/or governmental entities. Grantees will, in turn, make home repair grants up to $60,000 per eligible homeowner. HAFHR grantees will be selected through a competitive scoring process.

How Must Funds Be Used:
marketing the program, qualifying, and selecting homeowners, maintaining a waitlist, preparing scope of work and cost estimates, managing bids, repair work oversight, performing onsite inspections, grant management and payouts, and reporting according to federal and state standards.